Caffeine – TV News – November 5th Edition

Caffeine TV News Kit Harington

If you’re somewhere that observes Daylight Savings Time, make sure you set your clocks back! Then read on for the week’s TV news.

Okay, first, let’s summarize what’s happening with House of Cards after the Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegations have come out. First: Netflix cancelled the show after the upcoming sixth season, though there’s talk that that was planned regardless. Second: word began circulating that Netflix was still working on spinoffs without Spacey. Third, they suspended production. Fourth, they’re reportedly considering killing off Spacey’s character. And fifth, Netflix has officially severed ties with Spacey.

Premiere dates:

November 13th: Man with a Plan
November 15th: Peaky Blinders (in the U.K.)

December 13th: The Librarians
December 18th: Gunpowder

January 17th: American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
January 21st: Counterpart
January 23rd: Baskets

Renewed:

The Orville

Cancelled:

Playing House, Daytime Divas

CBS has effectively though not officially cancelled Me, Myself & I, pulling it from the schedule indefinitely.

Other headlines:

ABC has given two more episodes each to Grey’s Anatomy, black-ish, and American Housewife, bringing them each to 24 episodes for the season. They’ve also added two episodes to the final season of The Middle.

Marvel’s New Warriors will no longer air on Freeform, but it will be shopped elsewhere.

Chicago P.D. will have a three-way Chicago crossover for its 100th episode next year.

Ordered to series:

CBS All Access: A new version of The Twilight Zone

U.S. rights:

Amazon: ITV conspiracy thriller White Dragon
HBO: Kit Harington historical miniseries Gunpowder

In development:

ABC: Cosmetic marketing comedic soap False Profits, a female-led LAPD drama from Liz Friedlander, musical crime drama Harmony
Amazon: A Lord of the Rings series
CBS: Crime drama True Conviction, retirement home comedy Assisted Living
Fox: Soapy family drama Filthy Rich, witness protection graphic novel adaptation Snow Blind, space alien comedy Spacebound, a female-led legal thriller that’s part of the 24 franchise
Freeform: EMT drama In Case of Emergency, female tech entrepreneur drama Girls Code from Paul Feig
Hulu: A Four Weddings and a Funeral anthology series from Mindy Kaling
HWY 61: Clarence Darrow true crime miniseries Dark Paradise
NBC: A Bad Boys spinoff starring Gabrielle Union, three police dramas from Chris Morgan, family dance school drama The Dunnings

Guest stars:

Ghosted: Blake Anderson, Anders Holm
Krypton: Paula Malcomson
Law & Order: SVU: Melora Walters, Joanna Going
MacGyver: Bruce McGill
NCIS: New Orleans: X Ambassadors
The Romanoffs: Diane Lane
This Is Us: Sam Anderson
The X-Files: Haley Joel Osment

Returns:

Homeland: Lesli Margherita
Westworld: Ben Barnes
Will & Grace: Molly Shannon

Casting:

Black Lightning: Chantal Thuy
Blindspot: Steve Kazee
Carnival Row: Ariyon Bakare
Famous in Love: Romeo Miller
The First: Anna Jacoby-Heron
Genius: Alex Rich, Clemence Poesy, Robert Sheehan, Poppy Delevingne, Aisling Franciosi, Sebastian Roche
Good Omens: Mireille Enos, Yusuf Gatewood, Anna Maxwell Martin, Lourdes Faberes
Gotham: Peyton List (replacing Maggie Geha)
The Haunting of Hill House: Annabeth Gish
Homeland: Sandrine Holt
Imposters: Sam Gilroy, Anne-Marie Johnson
Insatiable: Jordan Gelber, James Lastovic
Krypton: Blake Ritson
Making Friends: Adhir Kalyan
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Jeff Ward, Eve Harlow, Coy Stewart, Pruitt Taylor Vince
The Ministry: Irrfan Khan
Nashville: Josh Stamberg, Jake Etheridge, Rainee Lyleson, Nic Luken, Dylan Arnold
Once Upon a Time: Tiera Skovbye, Nathan Parsons
Sweetbitter: Tom Sturridge, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Paul Sparks, Evan Jonigkeit, Daniyar, Eden Epstein, Jasmine Mathews
White Dragon: John Simm, Emilia Fox, Anthony Wong, Tim McInnerny, Dervla Kirwan
Yellowstone: Michaela Conlin
You: Michael Maize, Ambyr Childers

(Image courtesy of HBO.)

About Kate

Kate Linnea Welsh is a New Hampshire-based writer and taxonomist. (No, that doesn't involve dead animals.) She keeps us up to date on TV news in her weekly column "Caffeine." She writes about other TV shows, books, and more at her blog and her site Read the Screen. She'd love to talk to you on Twitter: @katelinnea